37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Metz, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Varenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Gustamps (in Brighton), Driftwood Garden (in Seaford) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, walk around Hyde Park, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the London planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Reims.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Reims, France — 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): do a tasting at Champagne Charles Mignon, learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, then do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reims trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reims, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, then contemplate the long history of Vianden Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Grund. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, contemplate the long history of Grand Ducal Palace, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reims to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Metz.
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Metz, France — 1 night

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): visit Place Saint Jacques, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo d'Amnéville, make a trip to Gare de Metz-Ville, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Metz trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Metz in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), La Montagne des Singes (in Kintzheim) and Old Town (in Colmar). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and wander the streets of La Petite France.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip planning site.

You can drive from Metz to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Sackelamtshusli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern and then stroll through Mt Pilatus. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then look for gifts at Whiskyness, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, make a trip to Walk of Climb, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and finally get outside with Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: trek along 5 Lakes Walk, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castor Mountain, then make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Zermatt tour builder.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 3 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Explore Varenna's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta, Villa del Balbianello, &more) and Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo, Profumeria Bellagio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Nazaro e Celso, and take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Varenna tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Varenna takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Casa di Giulietta, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning site.

You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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